Kaiser Permanente Assistant Director Nursing & Clinical Practice in Redwood City, California

Assists Director of Nursing Practice in planning, designing, implementing, & managing the nursing, non-nursing patient care professional as well as medical support offices staff roles & standards of practice for ambulatory services. Evaluates strategies to maintain clinical competency of care providers.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists director in guiding & defining nursing practice, setting limits, identifying & interpreting the scope of practice for RNs, LVNs, & MAs, other Allied Health Professionals (e.g., PA, CRNA, CNM, NP), as delineated by each medical center, & other medical offices support staff. Assists in consulting w/ Chiefs of Service & Credentialing office w/ regard to PA protocols & privileges. Assists in providing interpretation & advising changes to the Nursing Practice Act, LVN Act, MA & Physician Assistant Regulations & other pertinent regulations to administration, physicians, staff & managers.

  • Assesses professional & clinical development/education needs of nursing staff, based on standards of care; the major focus being on the development, implementation, coordination, & evaluation of programs to ensure & improve the competence of staff.

  • Designs, implements, & evaluates nursing competence & professional development programs to ensure staff are competent to perform their jobs.

  • Works across the medical center to ensure that competencies meet professional standards & that planning of programs is efficient across specialties/job categories.

  • Partners w/ leadership & management teams to meet the strategic organizational goals related to maintaining a competent, qualified professional work force.

  • Utilizes research to improve care, providing consultation in areas of clinical expertise.

  • Provides staff w/ information of current clinical practice, & ensures that policies/standards & practice meet regulatory requirements related to competence.

  • Develops, implements, monitors, & evaluates effectiveness of orientation/training/cross-training programs that are based on an assessment of individual skills & evaluated by clinical competency outcome criteria.

  • Conducts research into professional & community practice standards, technology, & clinical innovations for improved service w/in assigned care area Performs rounds/tracers to ensure staff meets the established performance standards as set by Kaiser Permanente, the Nursing Practice Act & established state/local legislation & regulation requirements.

  • Participates in reviewing & updating all policies, procedures, protocols, & standardized procedures for content, appropriateness, consistency, & compliance w/ state/local legislation & regulations.

  • Participates in the ongoing quality improvement program which examines consistent nursing practice, validating outcomes by research & data collection.

  • Represents the TPMG Ambulatory Nursing perspective at all levels of the organization, sharing best practices & resources in the absence of the Director of Nursing Practice, the duties & responsibilities of the DONP may be delegated to this position.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Assists in maintaining administrative authority, responsibility & accountability for the proper charting & documentation of care in the outpatient setting. Assists in establishing training programs to support expanded roles.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate & change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in in-service education in clinical service area within the last three (3) years required.


  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current California RN license required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Adult learning knowledge required.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and group facilitator process skills.

  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the California Nurse Practice Act, The Joint Commission, Title 22, QA, BRN regulations.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree strongly preferred.

  • BLS instructor preferred.

  • Ambulatory Care experience required.

  • PEARS and ACLS preferred or acquired within 6 months.


TITLE: Assistant Director Nursing & Clinical Practice

LOCATION: Redwood City, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.